Issues

Strengthen Public Safety

Martha values the dedicated service provided by our firefighters and police officers. She respects their professionalism to protect and keep our community safe. She will ensure safety personnel is paid well with the resources to meet the demands for their services.

Martha’s has also been a strong advocate to reduce recidivism rates. She is active on the Yolo County’s Local Mental Health Board and the Neighborhood Court Program. She has helped the City and County leaders establish a Community Intervention Program for a police officer and mental health clinician team to respond to crisis intervention calls. Data shows this program has significantly reduced the frequency of police and fire department emergency calls by diverting individuals to primary care services. In addition, her advocacy work has helped establish Yolo County’s First Responders Mental Health Urgent Care Clinic in West Sacramento.